Auric Goldfinger is the richest man in England—though his wealth can’t be found in banks. He’s been hoarding vast stockpiles of his namesake metal, and it’s attracted the suspicion of 007’s superiors at MI6.
Sent to investigate, Bond uncovers an ingenious gold-smuggling scheme, as well as Goldfinger’s most daring caper yet: Operation Grand Slam, a gold heist so audacious it could bring down the world economy and put the fate of the West in the hands of SMERSH.
To stop Goldfinger, Bond will have to survive a showdown with the sinister millionaire’s henchman, Oddjob, a tenacious karate master who can kill with one well-aimed toss of his razor-rimmed bowler hat.
James Bond tries to thwart an attempt to rob Fort Knox.
Release Dates: September 17, 1964(UK)
December 21, 1964(USA)
Release Time: 110 minutes
Sean Connery - James Bond
Gert Fröbe - Goldfinger (as Gert Frobe)
Honor Blackman - Pussy Galore
Shirley Eaton - Jill Masterson
Tania Mallet - Tilly Masterson
Harold Sakata - Oddjob
Bernard Lee - 'M'
Martin Benson - Solo
Cec Linder - Felix Leiter
Austin Willis - Simmons
Lois Maxwell - Moneypenny
Bill Nagy - Midnight
Michael Mellinger - Kisch
Peter Cranwell - Johnny
Nadja Regin - Bonita
Gerry Duggan - Hawker
Richard Vernon - Colonel Smithers
Burt Kwouk - Mr. Ling
Desmond Llewelyn - 'Q'
Mai Ling - Mei-Lei
Varley Thomas - Swiss Gatekeeper
Margaret Nolan - Dink
1964 Academy Awards
Best Sound Effects - Norman Wanstall - Won
American Film Institute lists:
100 Years...100 Thrills: #71
100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains: Auric Goldfinger: #49 Villain
100 Years...100 Movie Quotes: "A Martini. Shaken, not stirred.": #90
100 Years...100 Songs: "Goldfinger": #53
Ian Lancaster Fleming was a British author, journalist and Second World War Navy Commander. Fleming is best remembered for creating the character of James Bond and chronicling his adventures in twelve novels and nine short stories. Additionally, Fleming wrote the children's story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and two non-fiction books.